German Artists in Venice Protest Greek Austerity Measures

July 17th, 2015

Greece Flag at German Pavilion, via ArtforumThe artists exhibiting at the German Pavilion in Venice have erected a Greek flag in protest against their government’s harsh austerity measures taken against the Mediterranean nation, emblazoned with the word “Germoney.”  “We show our solidarity with the people in Greece and all other places suffering from austerity,” says artist Hito Steyerl.  “As cultural workers and artists we demand an end to austerity for health, culture, and education while public funding for banks and oligarchs seems unlimited.”

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